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City Council relaxes residency rule, considers other changes

The New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to lift part of the residency rule which requires city employees to live within Orleans Parish in

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Cohen Alumni Association sues state to stop toxic build

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Would you send your kids to a school built on top of a toxic waste dump? That’s the question

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Listen Up Louisiana! Mississippi moving ahead with criminal justice reform
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist Louisiana and Mississippi usually vie for the bottom or somewhere near the bottom spot on national polls, often interchanging positions depending on the topic. When it ...
Member of family killed by drunk driver continues fight for justice
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer John Gaines Jr.’s fight for justice has been likely as heartrending as losing six of his family members in a tragic car accident nearly two years ago. ...
New Orleans assessor awarded for excellence in financial reporting
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Orleans Parish assessor, Erroll Williams, has achieved a distinction few finance officials nationwide, and no parochial parish assessor in Louisiana, has secured to date—selection as a 2014 ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Villeré Calls for McAllister to Resign, Rep’s.Chief of Staff Threatens GOP Chairman… In a breaking story, a highly placed source in the Louisiana Republican Party has revealed ...
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Kenner tackles its northwest drainage to dry up flooding
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Work gets under way later this month on drainage in northwest Kenner, where streets were inundated by a late March storm. Located in a floodplain in Jefferson ...
KKK seeks recruits in Eunice, La.
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Black residents in Eunice, La., awoke to find their lawns dotted with recruitment materials from the Ku Klux Klan March 23, after two members of a North ...
Orleans Inspector General report issues review of office
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In 1995, New Orleans voters spoke, mandating the creation of an ethics board and an inspector general. City Council didn’t move to actually make it happen ...
Mayor proposes changes in how city employees are hired, evaluated
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu proposed a long-awaited series of changes to the rules governing city employment on Thursday. While Landrieu’s intended headline may have been his plan to ...

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